You can now run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Foundation in Google Cloud. This is another step in becoming a true multicloud player. This solution will use VMware vSphere, NSX and vSAN software deployed on a platform administered by CloudSimple for GCP. I am hoping to see more VMware workloads move to GCP, I think its a powerful platform. But I also suspect that at some point it wont matter to the admin which cloud they are operating as we move to a multicloud world.
Thomas Kurian shares on the Google Cloud Blog:
I know most folks were excited about the VMware on AWS announcements and progress but I think each cloud has its own benefits. Google Cloud is an excellent choice for those that want differentiate from AWS. Google Cloud has a solid history of performance and scale along with its leading data analytics, AI and ML capabilities.
It will be interesting to see how this relationship develops over time. I would really like to hear what you think about this announcement. Is this something you will be considering for your environment? Is a multicloud design something your team deems important? Let me know on Twitter and thanks for reading.